Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: The latest trends in home renovations and how to pay for them. Also in the news: 4 tips for starting or restarting a business in tough times, student loan forgiveness scams, and key 2021 financial deadlines to add to your calendar.

The latest trends in home renovations—and how to pay for them
Don’t worry, the open floor plan isn’t dead

4 Tips for Starting or Reinventing a Business in Tough Times
Entrepreneurs should adapt to market changes, fix problems that bother them and tweak existing strategies.

If a stranger offers you student loan forgiveness, hang up
Scammers are everywhere.

Add These Key 2021 Financial Deadlines to Your Calendar Now
Helpful reminders.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Credit report with score on a desk

Credit report with score on a desk

Today’s top story: Americans are confused over credit card fees and rewards. Also in the news: Using refinancing to pay for home renovations, taking one day a month to be your personal finance day, and how to protect your credit score.

Americans Confused Over Credit Card Fees, Rewards
Cardholders are paying extra, losing out on rewards.

Should I Pay for Home Renovations by Refinancing?
Pros and cons.

Pick One Day a Month to Be Your Personal Finance Day
Getting everything done at once.

Avoid these 3 mistakes to protect your credit score
Taking a proactive approach.